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About Luau - Grand Hyatt
Return to the days of ancient Hawaii. Where stories and music passed down from kupuna (elders) are shared with you, our honored guests.
The most significant style of celebration in ancient Hawaii was the luau, held to honor kings, gods and guests. The Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau welcomes you to join us for this time-honored event. The feast is sure to satisfy and the entertainment will keep you enchanted as you learn the traditional dance of the many locales of Polynesia. We invite you to experience the beauty, romance and adventure. It is an evening that you will always remember.
The blowing of the conch shell begins the evening as the soothing sounds of a Contemporary Hawaiian trio lilt through the air. The royal spread includes cuisine from the melting pot of cultures making up Hawaii. After dinner prepare to be enchanted by the historic yet exotic dances of Polynesia, from the islands of Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand, to our own Hawaii
Koloa, HI 96756
Hours of Operation:
Luau Dinner: Sun, Weds 5:30pm-8:30pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Exotic dances of Polynesia, from the islands of Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand, to our own Hawaii
Valet or hotel parking available
Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
Luau - Grand Hyatt Ratings and Reviews
The venue was great, but unfortunately the entertainment portion had to be canceled due to rain, and could not be moved inside because facilities were unavailable in the Hyatt. Staff promised a 50% refund but I am not wanting to have to keep checking for a credit ! One of the servers remarked it’s the first time in 15 years he can remember a situation like this , usually they assess weather earlier in the day and move them inside. The food was good and it’s a beautiful resort but they need a better process to give instant refunds. My family was on a once in a life time trip and this was going to be the end of a great week. I realize weather is not their fault but assuring with instant refunds would’ve helped us all feel better immediately. I have a feeling I am going to have to keep checking in with my bank and call them to remind them.
I was unimpressed with the concierge staff member at the hotel who sold our ticket. He was a jerk with a sloppy appearance and a sarcastic sense of humor. No signs on the premises to direct you where to go. Asked two staff members how to get to the luau and neither one knew!! I was surprised that the event wasn’t moved inside since they were handing out towels due to rain. I had read they moved it inside in other reviews but ours was completely cancelled so it was $649 for our meal. I understand weather cannot always be predicted but at least have a back up plan or some kind of compensation discount to offset the loss
And try again. I think because there was a conference maybe there was limited availability for use of what normally would be used for an inside performance. Waiter was fun, food was plentiful but I didn’t think it was that special. I wish we would have gone on a helicopter tour or something else. I would have felt the same way about the staff even if the show would have gone as planned
Settled for this luau because the Smith Luau was 100% booked for the week. I didn't see them cook the pie ground as done at other luaus. Food was ok. Open bar - servers were good at keeping the drinks flowing.
The MC was good. Polynesian Show was Ok - a Maui traditional luau was much better.
The dance troop was very small in terms of number of total dancers.
The food was great, the location was nice, and the show was very well choreographed. We had been to another luau on Maui, and in comparison, we didn’t feel it had the romantic setting/seating as the one we went to before. Seating is at long tables with other parties. A fun feel but not what we expected. Food was served buffet style and was quite good but was not very hot by the time we returned to our seats. Our drink server did a great job in the beginning but tapered off about half way through. We could’ve gone up to get more drinks but then would’ve missed the show. The garden was nice but the other luau we attended had an ocean backdrop. Overall, a decent experience but could’ve been better.
Probably the best buffet I’ve had in a long time. Food was well done, drinks flowed (good mai tai), MC was interesting-it’s pricey, though. I have no other luau to compare to but I enjoyed the story telling and dancers. Biggest complaint - although we had a reservation, our seating was ‘first come, first serve.’ All the seats in the front two rows of tables were reserved, though. Not sure how that happened but I’d recommended reserving through the hotel, paying up front and requesting a seat (not reserving through OpenTable, as you have to pay when you get there - yet another line.)
Set in the lovely Grand Hyatt Hotel, this was a fun evening that balanced humor, entertainment, and an opportunity to learn about the history of the Hawaiian culture. The MC did a nice job of leading the audience through the evening, the layout was comfortable, and the food was better than expected. The dessert was lacking in variety and flavor but for an evening of entertainment, amble quantities of food, and an open bar all night with table service, this is a great deal. Fun for the whole family, groups of friends, and/or couples on honeymoon/anniversary trip.
This is a solid luau for a small scale location. Don’t go there expecting a big time Maui/ Oahu production, that’s not what it is trying to be. Great food, fantastic host, and solid production value steps away from the front desk in the Grand Hyatt’s courtyard. Space is limited so I would imagine it fills up quickly in the high season.
While the entertainment was beyond spectacular, the buffet management was subpar for the price and place. The food was served buffet style-nothing wrong with that-however by the time some of the last tabes were asked to the buffet table it was dark and you were unable to even see the food you were eating. In addition, there was no time to take advantage of the great dessert bar.
The rain and wind kept them from completing the show, but no one was willing to help us with compensation or arranging a new show for us. The food was great and the wait staff tried their best to keep everyone happy and comfortable, but I was extremely disappointed with the management and their lack of concern for the fact that we paid full price for half of the experience. Would not recommend.
this was an indoor luau in a very corporate dining hall setting with no decor. neon exit sign glowing behind the performers, beige walls. nice performances and decent food taking place with uncreative wedding vibes. the hotel used the weather excuse - "we're so sorry, but we didn't want to risk being rained out" when there was a 0% chance of rain in the forecast. the hotel clearly didn't have the same concerns for the outdoor wedding happening at the same time. we exited the luau to a gorgeous evening with clear skies. BOO! DO NOT ATTEND!
Our ticket said to be there at a specific time-only to stand in a very long line for 25 minutes. The waiter for our table completely ignored me and twice, I went to drop off my own dishes and get my own beverage. A rowdy group of 5 males, who were known to the staff, were seated next to us and a beverage was spilled onto my mother from the man seated next to her-and again, no help from the wait staff.
The MC of the event was especially "cheesy" and needed new material. The male dancers were TERRIBLE!! 2 of them didn't even know the dances!
The Liau was billed as " authentic ", but yet the little girl who came out to dance was wearing a "glitter " hula skirt and the female dancers in one dance wore silly hats that looked like they were purchased at Walmart.
The food was fair.
Really dissatisfied and disappointed-not worth the money or price of admission.
The food was delicious and the show was entertaining. The servers were quick to replenish drinks and clear away dishes. The Luau stories and dancing was fun. The only comment that we had at this Luau concerned the ambiance. You are seated in an indoor courtyard. While it was beautiful and worked out fine, we had hoped for a more dramatic backdrop/view. The food was great and the service was outstanding. The venue and the show were good.
I loved the luau emcee. He did a great job of instructing the guests while still remaining in chatachter. Everything went smoothly. The dancers were fabulous and the food was tasty. I don't drink, but the mai tais were flowing. The event starts with early evening light and ends in the darkness of night, perfect to see the fire dancers. I recommend going.
Luau was better that we expected. We have been to many luaus before and were going to this because my 7 year old had never been to a luau in Hawaii before. We were staying at the resort and it was convenient. Line up early to get the best seats but it was hot waiting in line. They served cold punch while we were waiting. Food was better than expected for this type of event and they allowed time for seconds. They served the traditional roasted pig as well as grilled fish, chicken and steak. The salad and fruit selections were good as well. They also served all you can drink beer, wine and Mai Tais. Our waiter was very good and he kept your drink full - didn't even need to ask. the show was good and the host was very engaging. The show featured dances from all over Polynesia. We wished the fire dancer performed longer. Overall it was an enjoyable evening at the hotel.
We arrived about an hour early since seating us first come first served; it was hot and sunny in line, but cocktails from the hotel bar eased it a bit, plus about twenty minutes before they let us in, the started serving punch to people waiting in line. Having gotten there so early, we we're able to get seats front and center. It's all the wine, beer, Mai Tai's, and tropical juices you can drink. The food was great - a smaller selection than some if the other luaus we've been to, but I loved the variety, and everything was very tasty, especially for a buffet. Yes, the show is pretty touristy, but it showcases dances and music from all over, not just Hawaii, and it wasn't overly long. We had a great time!
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